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Product Manager – Acquiring Services



Title: Product Manager – Acquiring Services

Division: EVO International

Reports to: Head of Proposition

Location: Dublin or London

Job Description

The Product Manager Acquiring Services will be responsible for growing revenue and profits from merchant acquiring in Europe. This includes the full range of card schemes – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, JCB and Discover – as well as alternative payment types such as AliPay. The role spans point of sale and e-commerce and will be the subject matter expert for EVO in Europe.


  • Acquiring value proposition we put to customers including pricing and commercial terms
  • Working closely with the international payment schemes & with EVO’s European and global marketing services and portfolio managers
  • Define the European acquiring product strategy & roadmap in conjunction with EVO’s national business units
  • Build scorecards and reporting mechanisms for our acquiring products in conjunction with EVO’s finance teams
  • Monitor the commercial relationships between EVO & the card schemes, propose & negotiate changes to deliver better outcomes for EVO & its customers where appropriate
  • Develop innovative products & services that differentate EVO from its competitiors in key markets including new payment acceptance types (eg AliPay)
  • Write compelling business cases for new product development
  • Manage the end to end process for collecting EVO’s acquiring business requirements in conjunction with our business analysis team, including inputs from EVO’s sales teams
  • Maintain an excellent knowledge of the merchant acquiring market including competitive analysis and ad hoc market research
  • Manage a large number of internal stakeholders from EVO’s national business units, technology divisions and European management team
  • Support Strategic projects including M&A activities
  • Assisting in properly qualifying payment card industry compliance requirements

Minimum Position Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of card payment processing products and services gained through prior experience in product management or as a senior business analyst for a merchant acquirer
  • Alternatively a background in consulting in this sector
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex issues simply and the gravitas to influence senior stakeholders
  • Track record in launching successful acquiring products in international markets
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver innovative products and services when the resources (people, budget) are not under their direct control
  • Fluent in English.
  • Other European languages would be an asset especially Polish, Czech, German or Spanish
  • Pro-activity, vision and leadership
  • Open and inquiring minded
  • Able to travel regularly to EVO offices in Europe

This job description indicates the general level and nature of work expected of the incumbent. It is not a comprehensive list of specific duties or activities associated with the position.  The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.

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Attracting and selecting the best talent is key to EVO’s growth as a successful global organisation. As part of our selection process candidates can expect a number of stages that they will be guided through by our recruiters when they are successful in being shortlisted.  When a formal offer is made we will ask you to complete our pre-employment screening, which is essential for everyone joining EVO.  You will be guided through the pre-screening with our Partner HireRight. Some variations apply across geographies but typically we are looking for your right to work in the location  you are applying for, proof of residency, credit history and any unspent convictions. Any information that comes to light is treated confidentially and addressed on an individual basis.